Articles for the Month of November 2016

Richmond Colors Night 2016

Richmond Colors Night 2016 is held on 27th of November 2016  at the Medical Faculty Auditorium, Karapitiya. Mr Sunil Hettiarachchi, Secretary, Ministry of Education will grace the function as the chief guest and Mr Lasantha  De Silva,Chairman, Sandatenna Group Of Companies, will be  the Guest of honour. Colombo Union of Richmond Old Boys’ Association are the proud sponsors of the event.

As a novel concept, “RICHMOND KNIGHT”  award,for the first time,is awarded at this Colors Night and it is considered as the most prestigious award a Richmond player can win in his life time. Richmond Knights for year 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be awarded at the Colors Night 2016. Colombo Union  together with Richmond 80 – 90 Group are sponsoring awards for “Richmond Knights” while  Richmond 90-2000 group also extends their support in making this function a reality.

The ceremony will  start at 6.15 pm and  Bhathiya and Santhush make the event colourful with their performances .


MR. Sunil Hettiarachchi


MR.Lasantha De Silva

Richmond wins the Award for the Best Education Circle

At The UN Inter Education Circle Competition Organized by the United Nations Education Circle, Richmond College won the award for the best UN  Education circle.

Mrs Nimali Abeysinghe and Mrs R.H.Priyadarshanie , the teachers in charge of the Richmond UN circle , won the award for the best Masters in charge. Richmond Contestants brought honour to their Alma Mater ,winning the All Island 2nd place of the quiz competition and the fifth place in the oratory event.The Award ceremony was held at the auditorium of Bishop’s College Colombo on 23rd October 2016.



Richmond Walk 2016

Richmond Walk organized to celebrate the Centennial Celebration of Richmond

Colombo Union and the 140th milestone of the proud Richmond mission ,was held with utmost grandeur and prestige ,on last 28th October 2016.Representing all games and services in progress at the College ,more than 2300 students and 250 staff members participated in the event.More than 500 other participants including past teachers , past prefects and old boys joined the walk adding much glamour to this historic event. Participation of the past principals , Mr B .Sooriarachchi ,Mr W.N.R.P.Dannias ,Mr Thilak Wijewardane  Mr E.M.S.Ekanayake,as well as Mr Gamini Jayawardena ,renowned old boy and the principal of Mahinda College,, was a great honour for this venture ,Renowned Old Boy, the Governor of the Southern Province Hon   Dr Hemakumara Nanayakkara participated in it as the chief Guest.The closing Ceremony of the event , was  held at the Galle International Cricket Stadium Premises with the participation of all who joined in the walk. Mr Vipul Hettige,the Chairman of the Colombo Union,Mr B.Sooriarachchi,representing all the past principals, Mr Sunil Dahanayake ,the Secretary of the OBA,  Mr A.U.Welarathne ,the secretary of the SDS ,and the College Principal Mr Sampath Weragoda addressed the gathering .Warm wishes of all were conveyed to the Colombo Union  for a better and a brilliant future


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140th Prize Giving

140th Prize Giving for year 2015 was held on Wednesday  26th October  2016 at Dr C.W.W.Kannangara Auditorium .The Junior prize giving  was held in the morning and the chief guest of it was renowned old boy Dr T.S.L.W.Gunawardana ,Dean ,Faculty of Management and Finance,University of Ruhuna. The senior prize giving was held in the afternoon on the same day with the participation of Dr  Ajith Nagahawaththa ,Head of the Department of Microbiology ,Faculty of Medicine ,University of Ruhuna., as the Chief Guest. 716 prize winners received  prizes for their brilliant performances at the junior prize giving while 746 received prizes at the senior prize giving.
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139th Prize Giving

139th Prize Giving for year 2014  was held on  Tuesday 25th Oct  2016 at Dr C.W.W. Kannangara Auditorim,  in a grand scale. While the junior prize giving was held in the morning, the senior one was held in the afternoon. The chief guest of the junior prize giving was, renowned old boy Mr G.V.S.Kumarasiri, Director- High ways  and Bridges , Maga Engineering Pvt Ltd. . Similarly ,Renowned old boy ,Dr Mahendra Perera ,Consultant   Oncologist ,Cancer Hospital, Maharagama , graced the senior prize Giving as the chief guest   .